Organic Chemistry

Research in organic chemistry includes synthesis of molecular building blocks for novel antibiotics, green chemistry, chemistry of nucleic acids and enzymes, spectroscopic characterization of reactive intermediates, and self-assembly.

Associated Faculty

Amit Basu

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Areas of Interest

  • Glycobiology
  • Polymers
  • Green chemistry
  • Synthetic organic chemistry
  • Interfacial recognition
  • Nanomaterials

Jason K. Sello

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Areas of Interest

  • Synthetic organic chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Antibiotic mechanism and resistance
  • Drug discovery
  • Biofuels
  • Analytical chemistry

Christopher T. Seto

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Areas of Interest

  • Drug discovery
  • Phosphatases
  • Activity based probes
  • Organic synthesis
  • Asymmetric catalysis

Paul G. Williard

Professor of ChemistryChair, Department of Chemistry

Areas of Interest

  • X-ray diffraction analysis
  • organolithium compounds
  • NMR
  • organometallics
  • organic synthesis

Matthew B. Zimmt

Professor of Chemistry

Areas of Interest

  • Nanoscience
  • Self-assembly
  • Scanning microscopies
  • Organic synthesis